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Commodore's Corner


A Special Coronavirus Update From Our Commodore


As all of you are well aware, following “social distancing” and personal cleanliness guidelines is the most effective way to slow the still-rapid spread of the Coronavirus. Our nation and our state are setting restrictions in place that we all need to follow to do our part in fighting this pandemic. PPYC has from the outset been among the organizations which are doing all they can to help create the environment that should result from these restrictions. While we know this environment is disruptive to our daily lives in the short term, we believe the short-term inconveniences will prove to have been worth the sacrifices we are making. Therefore, 
we have expanded the list of previously-announced cancellations to include cancellation of all planned club-sponsored activities on our Events Calendar through May 15.

The first event after that is the Galen Freeman One Design Regatta on May 16, and we are hoping — and currently planning — to proceed with it and resume all subsequent events on our calendar at that time.

The Club Boat Committee is actively formulating their recommendations for club boat use restrictions to be submitted soon to the Board, and when a policy has been finalized a communication will be sent to all Club Boat Program members.

Our Board will re-evaluate the overall situation during the first week of May, and we will get something out about how things stand at that time.

Boat owners, as always, can make their own decisions about using them, but should of course follow social distancing and personal cleanliness guidelines in doing so. Also, please be aware that Hamilton Creek Park is closed, which means that the restroom facilities at the clubhouse are not available.

Please keep in touch via this web site, where we’ll be sure to keep current information about this situation available to all of you.

Our club exists because of people like you who love the sport of sailing. We look forward to getting back to our normal schedule of opportunities for sailing and fellowship among fellow sailors, and we thank you for your patience during the early weeks of our main season.


Kathy Ware,Commodore



Upcoming Events And Other Items Of 

Interest


Since all of our activities are cancelled through May 15 (see Kathy's 3/25 special email, the text of which is in the Commodore's Corner section on the Home page of the web site,) the only thing we'd like to communicate here is the importance of keeping in touch with us regularly on the overall Coronavirus situation -- as it relates to us, specifically.
 
All of our scheduled activities for 2020 remain on the Events Calendar, with CANCELLED in the titles of those up to and including May 15.
 
Please see the note Charles added in the Communications Corner section below about a special page we've added to keep you regularly and frequently updated on the overall status of the Coronavirus situation, including its impact on our Events schedule.



On March 28, a new Home page for our web site replaced the previous one. It was not a major, highly noticeable change in overall appearance, but in case some of you do notice some of the more subtle changes, I thought I'd mention them briefly here.

The main reason changes were needed was to bring the page’s technical design more in line with our vendor's current design capabilities and eliminate numerous “work-arounds” apparently used over quite some time to find ways to meet particular needs that perhaps weren't available in past versions of the vendor's software. That, in turn, will make incorporation of new content and features currently under consideration a more straightforward and less error-prone process.

The “under the hood” changes are fairly substantial, but about the only things you’ll see that are noticeable are 1) some Quick Links buttons just under the Main Menu [I’ve gotten some positive feedback about those and other links since they were added to the Member Resources section about a month ago] and 2) a wider right column [that begins with Commodore’s Corner] and narrower Upcoming Events column [its wider-than-necessary width was the cause of some wasted white space in the middle of the page.]

Please Note. We’ve added a special Coronavirus Updates page to the Member Resources section.  We will post the most current PPYC-specific information we have about the Coronavirus situation there. You can access it through the Member Resources Menu, by clicking the link in the top banner on this page, or by clicking here: Coronavirus Updates

Charles Jones, Communications Director
communications@ppyc.org

Thanks for reading this communication. We'll see you around.





 






PPYC Turns 50 in 2020!

In just a few months, Percy Priest Yacht Club will celebrate our 50th ANNIVERSARY!!!

We’d like to thank all of you who’ve loaned us photos, newspaper and magazine clippings, videos, documents, etc., to include in a digital collection commemorating the history of our club.

Richard "Hook" Lewis has led this project, and he has begun returning these items back to you now that we have plenty of material and have moved into “production mode.” Thanks for helping us make this event the meaningful experience we know it will be for our members!  

Got questions?  Contact Richard at
 615.974.1894 or email him: dl16120@bellsouth.net





 

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2020 Regatta Schedule

 

Date

Event Name

Regatta Chair

March 28, 2020

Force Five Regatta

Cancelled

May 16, 2020

Galen Freeman Regatta

Laura Johnson

May 17, 2020

Galen Freeman Regatta


June 13, 2020

Two Events - Luau and Double-Double Regatta (Red Cup event)

David Pilcher

September 12, 2020

Rookie Race

Fred Bartrom

October 3, 2020

Octoberfest Regatta

Tom Ragsdale

October 17, 2020

Equalizer Regatta

James ODell

October 18, 2020

Equalizer Regatta


November 7, 2020

Fall Off Regatta

David Curtze

December 6, 2020

Kamikaze Regatta

James Odell

 







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